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Smilies

Explanation

'Smilies' are small graphical images that can be used to convey an emotion or feeling. If you have used email or internet chat, you are likely familiar with the smilie concept. Certain standard strings are automatically converted into smilies. Try twisting your head on one side if you do not 'get' smilies; using a bit of imagination should reveal a face of some description.

If you want to disable smilies in a post that you make, you can select the 'Disable Smilies' option when posting. This is particularly useful if you are posting program code and you do not want ;) converted to a smilie face!

Smilie List

What to Type
Resulting Graphic
Meaning
  • Generic Smilies
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :tired:
    Fatigue
    Fatigue
  • :dejection:
    Dejection
    Dejection
  • :sick:
    Sick
    Sick
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :sorrow:
    Sorrow
    Sorrow
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :disgust:
    Disgust
    Disgust
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :biggrin-new:
    Biggrin New
    Biggrin New
  • :doh:
    DOH
    DOH
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :sleeping:
    Sleeping
    Sleeping
  • :devilish:
    Devilish
    Devilish
  • :whistle:
    Whistle
    Whistle
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :angel:
    Angel
    Angel
  • :surprise:
    Surprise
    Surprise
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!